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Journal of Ban Asbestos Network of India (BANI). Asbestos Free India campaign of BANI is inspired by trade union movement and right to health campaign. BANI has been working since 2000. It works with peoples movements, doctors, researchers and activists besides trade unions, human rights, environmental, consumer and public health groups. BANI demands criminal liability for companies and medico-legal remedy for victims.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Baljit Chadha exporting death

Powerful comments, denouncing asbestos profiteer, Baljit Chadha, posted by asbestos victims on Globe & Mail website

* 11:56 PM on September 26, 2011

First of all, has anyone asked themselves why the heck Baljit needs $58 million of taxpayer’s money if he is projecting sales of $3.4 billion? He doesn’t need one penny from any Canadian – which brings me to the next point. Has anyone thought about these ‘undisclosed’ investors? Seriously, I cannot imagine anyone in his or her right mind donating from Canada, which leaves possibly Russia? China? Other countries that also mine and export asbestos? Who else would do this? Do we want dirty money from other countries helping to put a Canadian stamp on asbestos and ruin this country any more than it already has been ruined?

Baljit has no idea of the passion behind these anti-asbestos warriors. Watching your loved ones fight for every breath before they die an agonizing death will fuel you for the rest of your life. There isn’t some high-powered anti-asbestos organization behind this battle – there are housewives who are now widows, children who are now parentless and men who are now widowers. What I cannot comprehend is why Baljit wants to do this to his own people? What kind of karma will that bring…

Come to Sarnia on Saturday and see some of these warriors!

* 10:12 PM on September 26, 2011

This guy is deluded if he thinks asbestos isn't harmful...he's deluded by the millions of dollars he's going to make selling a product that kills thousands of people each year. What a disgrace to Canada and to the board of Concordia University.

I hope the thousands of dollars he donates to charities eases his conscience over the millions he will make on the backs of the poor. Shameful
*10:10 PM on September 26, 2011

Anyone who has done ANY proper research on the topic knows that chrysotile causes terminal cancer just like all the other forms of asbestos. Baljit and his PR firm have done a good job trying to muddy the waters, but those of us who have watched parents suffocate to death from mesothelioma are only just getting started. We will not back down until asbestos has been banned. On Saturday, October 1st, we will walk to honour victims of asbestos in Sarnia, Ontario and rally support to end such a deceitful and murderous industry. We will not stand idly by as the likes of Baljit Chadha and his PR groupies seek to make billions off the deaths of innocent workers and their families. asbestos.

* 10:03 PM on September 26, 2011

"I have done a lot of soul-searching on this and have come to a conclusion that we are not exporting death" he says...

Meanwhile, the following organizations CONDEMN this and believe that Canada is exporting death:

The Canadian Medical Association

The Canadian Cancer Society

The Lung Association of Canada

The Quebec Medical Association

The Canadian Public Health Association

The Canadian Nurses Association

The Quebec Association for Public Health

The Association of physicians specializing in community Health of Qu├ębec

The Lung Association of Quebec

The National Specialty Society for Community Medicine

The Quebec Association for Occupational Hygiene, Health & Safety

The College of Family Physicians of Canada

The Quebec College of Family Physicians

The International Commission on Occupational Health

The International Social Security Association

The World Federation of Public Health Associations

The World Health Organization

The International Labour Organization

The Canadian Labour Congress

All of Canada’s national trade union organisations

The Building Trades Councils feel especially strongly on this issue as asbestos has killed so many construction workers

The International Trade Union Confederation, representing 175 million workers in 151 countries

Building Workers International

Public Service International


Anyone who invests in this is investing in death.

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